Family time at the Y is about giving families as a unit, and as individuals, the opportunities to deepen relationships, develop new skills and interests, improve their health and well-being, and connect to the community.
Father’s Day Run
The Y’s Annual Plymouth Father’s Day Run – Sunday June 18, 2017
The Plymouth Father’s Day Run is a great event for the entire family and the elite runner. We bring the community together for a day of family fun and fitness, offering a great experience for runners of all ages. Race proceeds benefit the YMCA’s Annual Campaign, which drives our non-profit mission for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.
As a leading voice on health and well-being, the Y brings families closer together, encourages good health and promotes community connections through fitness and fun.
Race Start Times
- 8:00 AM: 1/4 Mile Kids Run
- 8:15 AM: 1 Mile Fun Run
- 8:30 AM: 5K Run & 5K Walk
- 9:00 AM: 10K Run
- 8:15 AM: Gazelle Sports Triple
Want to Get Involved?
Besides running in a race or making a donation to the campaign, you can support the campaign by acting as a race-day volunteer. We need volunteers to help with all aspects of race management: handling registration, race-day setup, directing runners and other key race-day tasks. The Father’s Day Run is a fun day that benefits the community. So please, get involved!
Contact us online to get started.
Start a Fundraising Team
Create an Active fundraising team for your family and fundraise for the Plymouth Family YMCA's Annual Campaign while you train until race day! To join a team or get started, click here.
Sponsorship opportunities are available
A Pure Michigan Fitness Series Race
The Father’s Day Run is a partner with the Pure Michigan Fitness Series and is endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports (www.michiganfitness.org).
Family Events at the Y allow families a time and a place to come together to have a good time; participate in a variety of fun activities; share, communicate and strengthen their relationships; and meet other families. They are usually scheduled for a weekend evening and can be either structured or free-flowing. Activities include mixers, pool games, arts and crafts, family fitness, games, volunteer opportunities and family discussions over refreshments.
2016 Family Events
- Healthy Kids Day – April 30
- Halloween at the Y – October
You can learn more about our upcoming family events on our Schedules and Events page.
Adventure Guides ages 11 & up
Adventure Guides is a parent-child program designed to help foster a lifetime of understanding and companionship, and to strengthen the relationship between children and parents. In Adventure Guides, Parents and kids explore adventures of fun, learning and mutual understanding. The immediate gain is evident—spending time together—but the long-tern gains are even more significant. Not only will you build a solid foundation for a friendship that will last a lifetime, but you’ll also be helping to build and develop a set of skills and patterns that your children will carry with them into adolescence and adulthood.
What Adventure Guides Do
Small groups of parent-child pairs called Circles meet on a regular basis in each others’ homes, usually monthly. Occasionally, several Circles come together to participate in larger activities such as campouts, parties, or parades. These outings are called Expeditions. The core of the YMCA Adventure Guides program is these Circle and Expedition meetings and adventures.
Typical Activities Include
- Amusement parks
- Overnights at the zoo
- Fun Day at the YMCA
- Toledo Mud Hens overnight
- Community service
- Fall/Winter/Spring campout
- Pinewood Derby
- Games, crafts, songs, stories, skits
- Ice Skating
- Foster companionship and understanding and set a foundation for positive, lifelong relationships between parent and child
- Build a sense of self-esteem and personal worth
- Expand awareness of body, mind and spirit
- Provide the framework to meet a mutual need of spending enjoyable, constructive, and quality time together
- Enhance the quality of family time
- Emphasize the vital role that parents play in the growth and development of their children
- Promote Youth Development, Social Responsibility and Healthy Living
- Offers and important and unique opportunity to develop and enjoy volunteer leadership skills